Hello to all,
Last time you heard from us we were heading into the Snake River backcountry with hopes of seeing some beautiful scenery and catching big fish and did we ever fulfill those goals.
After a solid hike on the trail with some snow-capped peaks to keep us company, the boys didn’t take long to land some beautiful snake river cutthroat trout. Our campsite overlooking the river made fishing access easy, allowing the guys to stay on the water for the whole day.
Over the next few days, we day hiked as a group together through the canyons surrounding our campground to allow for nonstop fishing on dry flies. Everyone managed to land several trophy trout over the 16-inch range. The boys even managed to put together several 150 fish days on the river.
Being one of the first outfitters to be back in that meadow for the year allowed us to enjoy the genuinely untouched landscape that everyone appreciated. As Mac wisely stated, “I hope beautiful places like this are able to stay wild.” Seeing the kids appreciate nature like this makes us very proud as guides to see LFFE's mission being passed on through these young men
We were fortunate enough to be in the backcountry during the full moon. After a yummy dinner on our last night, it lit up the whole meadow complemented by a sky of bright backcountry stars that make these trips so special.
The guys crushed the hike out, finishing it an hour faster than we did the hike in. We enjoyed some much-needed laundry and showers and celebrated the awesome day with a surplus of hot pizza. After our reset day, we will hit the park for 2 days of front country fishing and then a few days in the Bechler backcountry for some legitimate shots at some rainbow trout in the 20+ inch range. We will send out another update once we put out of our final backcountry.
Until next time,
~ Jack Kenney
Yellowstone Trip Director